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Drug court graduates celebrate

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

It could have been a jail cell or a casket for them, instead it was a celebration for all eight of the individuals graduating from Hinds County Drug Court. It is the11th annual Drug Court Program graduation.

Hinds County Circuit Judge and Drug Court Judge Winston Kidd presided and Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis received a standing ovation for his powerful message to the graduates as keynote speaker.  

"The message is drug court is for people that want to help themselves and you had 8 people here tonight that really found themselves; that realized that they made a mistake tonight and they were given a second opportunity to get it right," said Lewis. 

"Tonight, we heard overwhelmingly from our graduates; thank you for the second opportunity. Thank you for giving me a second chance. So, it's very important to catch people early or before it's too late," said Judge Kidd.

Drug courts across the country are celebrating "National Drug Court Month".

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